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  • In memorable win, Palmer Ridge defeats Lewis-Palmer for first time

    MONUMENT - Who knew such a heated rivalry, one that was shut down for two years because of bitter feelings, could provide this kind of healing for a community usually so sliced in two? It happened Friday as Palmer Ridge and Lewis-Palmer renewed their football rivalry on Friday and joined together in a moment of silence before kickoff in...

  • Falcon rallies from 14-point deficit to notch first win

    It may have only been the third week of the season, but it was almost a must-win situation Friday for Falcon's football team. The Falcons avoided an 0-3 start and grabbed a 16-14 come-from-behind victory over Pueblo West at home. "We needed something like this to get the confidence and mojo flowing and to get to believing again," Falcon...

  • This week's Gazette prep rankings

    This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings Football Team Record Last Week 5A 1. Doherty 2-0 No. 1 2. Fountain-Fort Carson 2-1 No. 2 3. Palmer 0-2 No. 3 4A 1. Pine Creek 2-0 No. 1 2. Vista Ridge 2-0 No. 2 3. Coronado 2-1 NR 3A 1. Discovery Canyon 2-0 No. 1 2. Sierra 3-0 No. 2 3. Lewis-Palmer 1-1 NR 2A...

  • Lewis-Palmer pounds ball to beat Sand Creek

    After getting shut out in its first game of the season last week, Lewis-Palmer didn't waste any time scoring its first points of the season Friday night. Morgan Bailey took the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and gave the 3A Rangers a 7-0 lead 12 seconds into the game, spring-boarding them to a 36-18 road win over 4A Sand Creek....

  • Lawrie kick return sparks Thunder

    BROOMFIELD - Discovery Canyon needed someone to step up, needed someone to spark the Thunder and lift their spirits after a dominating half translated into a deficit because of a litter of "absolutely terrible" penalties. They got that and then some. Blake Lawrie ran back the second-half kickoff 65 yards for a score and the Associated Press...

  • AP prep football rankings

    Here is The Associated Press high school football poll. The poll includes first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers.

  • This week's Gazette prep rankings

    The Gazette prep rankings for the week of Sept. 1-7

  • This week's Peak Performer: Elway Tubbs, Vista Ridge football

    Elway was nearly perfect, throwing for four touchdowns in a blowout victory. Elway Tubbs that is. The Vista Ridge quarterback is doing his best to live up to his namesake, and after one game in 2014, he's doing just fine. "My parents are huge Broncos fans," said Tubbs, a junior. "It's definitely a lot to live up to, but I love having the...

  • Widefield gets best of Mitchell behind opportunistic defense, running game

    Widefield didn't play a Week Zero game, but it didn't take long to knock off any rust or jitters Saturday against a Mitchell team that already had a win under its belt. In their first taste of action in 2014, the 4A Gladiators controlled most of the 48 minutes of play in a 36-6 win at Garry Berry Stadium over the 3A Marauders. While...

  • Ramsey: Doherty football is built to last

    Zach Young was not concerned about the players he left behind at Doherty High School. “It will be a little hard, but they’ll be able to get it done,” Young said Monday afternoon at CSU-Pueblo. He was offering his thoughts on Friday’s rivalry game vs. Palmer. Young was correct. Doherty’s Spartans breezed past the Palmer Terrors 42-8 Friday...

  • Mustangs' rally can't overcome mistakes

    What to make of Manitou Springs? A sloppy, turnover-prone team, one that falters in the spots it flourished during last season's run to the state title game? Or a team that dominates the line of scrimmage, so much so that it can put teams away with an unwavering and predictable run attack? On Friday, in front of a spirited crowd at...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson puzzled by surprising Lakewood

    Fountain - Fountain-Fort Carson wasn't sure what to expect from a Lakewood team that notched just three wins last season. The Tigers delivered a whole lot more than what the Trojans bargained for, holding F-FC to 100 yards total as Lakewood won 26-6 at Guy Barickman Stadium on Friday. The Trojans had one running back finish with more than...

  • High school football: 3 games to watch in Week 1 around Colorado Springs

    Three games to watch as high school football season swings into full action this weekend with Week 1. Lakewood (0-0) 
vs. Fountain-Fort Carson (1-0) When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: Guy Barickman Stadium What to know: Lakewood won just three games a season ago, getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs. The Tigers will feature a...

  • Mitchell's early football win can help set tone for season

    Mitchell's bus ride back to Colorado Springs on Saturday wasn't all that exuberant. Kind of surprising for a team who in one week had equaled all of last year's win total. Following a pit stop to grab some food after their season-opening win at Arvada, the players were a bit quiet. "They were wore out," longtime Mitchell coach Archie Malloy...

  • Title teams bring validity to Colorado Springs' 4A squads

    Pine Creek coach Todd Miller might have phrased it best: "We're coming." There is no gap between Colorado Springs and Denver when it comes to 4A football. That idea was slammed shut last season in the wake of Pine Creek's 49-14 drubbing of Montrose in the state championship game. The Eagles went 12-2 - losing only to 5A programs Lakewood...

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